Procedure activity 1 have students view the above slide show and discuss which of the books they have read and/or are familiar with what do they know about those books. There truly is nothing sacred when it comes to banning books at least, according to the list of banned or challenged books for 2015 that was released by the american library association for one, the work considered by millions of people around the world has landed at number six: the holy bible. Banning books is not easy to do in the united states learn about the process for banning books and some reasons books are banned. The kids' right to read project investigated 49 book bannings or removals from school shelves in 29 states this year. Society has been banning books that make them uncomfortable for years it's common knowledge that books such as the harry potter series and of mice and men have been banned from schools, in the past reasons for these banning include satanic beliefs and racism years down the road.
For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books' distribution but the reasons for challenging literature change over time, and as banned book week begins on sept 25, it's clear that public discomfort with particular ideas has. The author's comments: the irony of banning books: are you really protecting your children from the evils of the world the catcher in the rye. Book banning has been defined down to mean making responsible decisions about what reading material is age-appropriate for school children. Illinois library association: pdf lists of bookschallenged or banned by year with explanations why they were banne d. Tornadoes, flying monkeys, and ruby slippers when you mention these three things together audiences everywhere immediately think of dorothy gale's adventures in oz l frank baum published the wonderful wizard of oz in 1900, the novel was then followed by a series of books capturing the. For banned books week, here are books that have been challenged in kansas and missouri | the kansas city star.
The walls prison is pictured nov 5, 2007, in huntsville, texas photo illustration by slate photo by fanny carrier/afp/getty images banned book week, which started on sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book but as long as speech threatens those in power, censorship. Discover librarian-selected research resources on banned books from the questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more as are modern instances of book banning. Jk rowling s best-selling harry potter children s book series topped the most frequently banned books last year the sorcerer may head up the list again, for the second year in a row, if the shift in censorship cases continues to focus on books abo. Explore the pros and cons of the debate book banning in schools and libraries.
For banned books week, take a look at some historic banned-book cases september 21-27 is banned books week, an annual event that highlights the freedom to read and the harms of censorship the ala office for intellectual freedom has been collecting data on banned books since 1990 each year. Every year, books in the us and around the world are challenged some of the challenged books are banned, some aren't the punishment for ignoring these bans range from almost nonexistent to severe here are some sites that deal with who bans these books, and why. Lists about: stories for book lovers, best banned, censored, and challenged books, books i am going to hell for reading, best of banned and challenged bo. A recent harris poll on attitudes about book banning and school libraries revealed that out of the 2,244 us adults surveyed in march 2015, the percentage who felt that certain books should be banned increased by more than half since the last similar study conducted in 2011 in addition, more.
My school thinks that the banning of books is outrageous however, we have two bookshelves with a title on them that says banned books that show us what books have been banned in other schools around the country. 35 quotes have been tagged as banned-books: salman rushdie: 'what is freedom of expression without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist', john f. Find out which books have been banned and why banned books range from harriet the spy to the catcher in the rye.